As Vijay Sethupathi celebrated his 46th birthday yesterday, let’s look back at some of the iconic roles played by Vijay Sethupathi in the two decades of his career.
On January 16, Vijay Sethupathi celebrated his 46th birthday. For the last 20 years, Vijay Sethupathi has played different roles and characters that make him versatile in his job. He has performed his role to perfection, whether it be that of an antagonist or a hero. Sethupathi has acted in more than 50 films, many of which have been successful. After acting in uncredited roles and supporting roles in films, his first movie as the main lead was Seenu Ramasamy’s ‘Thenmerku Paruvakatru’ in 2010, but the film did average at the box office.
Finally, he got his blockbuster from ‘Pizza’ in 2012. He manages to make a name for himself and carve out a niche for himself in the Indian cinema business, going from supporting roles to playing unique protagonists, antagonists, and character roles. After a decade of commendable acting, the actor has acted in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, and other Indian language films. Alongside movies, he is also part of a popular web series and 12 short films.
So today, let’s check out some of the unforgettable and iconic characters of Vijay Sethupathi.
Ram in ’96
Whenever people talk about Sethupathi, then ’96 is a film without which their conversation will be incomplete. This 2018 romantic drama film ’96 tells a story about a travel photographer who meets their school friends at a reunion, where he also meets his childhood love after 22 years, and how they resolve their breakup issues.
If you watch the film, then you will notice that the whole film is about just one night between Janaki and Ram, which makes it more beautiful and heartbroken at the same time. Later, Behindwoods listed ’96 as an all-time 150-cult Indian film. Janaki and Ram will always be in the hearts of cinema lovers.
Shilpa in Super Deluxe
This thriller, directed by Thiagarajan Kumaraja, is a film with multiple stories within it. The film explores each of the characters’ predicaments and creates an interesting screenplay of their stories and their connections. In this movie, Vijay Sethupathi plays Shilpa, a character who comes to terms with acceptance.
The best part of the film is that it uses the themes of nostalgia, science fiction, political incidents, and emotions, using colour as an important storytelling device. The film was critically acclaimed, and the performances of the cast (Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha, and Fahadh Faasil) were also appreciated.
Vedha in Vikram Vedha
One of the best action-thriller movies of 2017 Vikram Vedha was directed duo by Pushkar-Gayathri and is the story of Vikram, a policeman, and his team on the hunt to capture Vedha, a criminal played by Vijay Sethupathi. From Vedha voluntarily a story that changes everything. This neo-noir thriller film stars Vijay Sethupathi and R. Madhavan as the titular anti-heroes and was inspired by the Indian folktale Baital Pachisi.
Michael in Pizza
Pizza is a 2012 horror thriller film written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj, who made his feature film debut in Tamil. The film stars Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan in the lead roles, with Aadukalam Naren, Jayakumar, Pooja Ramachandran, and Bobby Simha playing supporting roles. The narrative centres on Michael, a pizza delivery guy, and how his life is affected by an enigmatic situation he finds himself.
It was the first Tamil film to feature 7.1 surround sound and was released in 2012, receiving critical acclaim and highly positive reviews for its direction, storyline, screenplay, performance, background score, and plot twist. It became a major critical and commercial success, even in the career of Sethupathi.
Bhavani in Master & Sandhanam in Vikram
Bhavani and Sandhanama are those characters who must be remembered for many years. These characters are made in such a way that they are both comical and dangerous at the same time. Bhavani in Master is a ruthless gangster who uses children as the scapegoat for his criminal activities. Though the film received mixed to positive reviews, the character of Sethupathi is loved by many film lovers.
Sandhanam in Vikram is the character who runs a big circle of drugs but is scared of his boss, Rolex. Vikram is the story of an agent who investigated a murder committed by a masked group of serial killers, from which he got some leads that made him stand face to face with Sandhanam.
Others iconic characters played by Vijay Sethupathi are:
Ranasingam (Ka Pae Ranasingam)
Rasool Ebrahim (Chekka Chivantha Vaanam)